Gabriel Rowley

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I also recommend against graduate degrees in IT. IT is a skill based trade. While I'm not going to say that this is absolute and I'm also going to say that people who used years of their lives getting the degree might argue (as it would suggest they wasted time... and no they didn't) I have never met a person in the real world who got a masters degree or above in an IT skill that benefited more from it than from product specific studies.

I would say however that if you studied computer science and electronics engineering, it will make you a much much stronger IT person. the better you understand the underlying logic and theory of computing the better you'll understand networking. It's amazing how much more sense protocols make if you can look at them and simply say "Hmm... weird.... oh I see" as opposed to "Hmmm... is it magical?". OSPF in itself I find is impossible to fully comprehend unless you understand enough about coding to recognize it that's a dirty nasty hack which is coverred with duct tape and band-aids and practically the whole world runs it
3 years ago
Java Developer will design/develop the application interfaces and collaborate with the project team to define and design interface components for the solution. Developer will have expertise in translating IT requirements in the design, development, and assembly of components to create custom information systems. Typical examples of the deliverables are functional and technical designs, models, components, code, unit tests, and documentation. We are implementing multiple applications using MQ, WMB, DB2 on a J2EE compliant server (JBOSS) to support a US homeland security mission.
3 years ago
I am on my third reading of 'Interview Intervention'. Thank you for making it very clear that we have choices, that our occupation/career trajectory is not cast in stone. How we communicate is all the difference.
3 years ago
Thanks for sharing. I will go with your advice.
3 years ago
Agreed. I get a lot of work through recruiters myself. Discussing wages are never really a huge issue with them for me. When it comes to direct hire positions though....I still get nervous, so this is a big helpful forum
3 years ago
Take the mechanical engineering job. Get to know the IT people at your company and buddy up with them. Use the company's tuition reimbursement to get your degree in computer science. Try transitioning internally from mechanical engineering to the IT department and go from there.
Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome information
3 years ago